In the Middle Ages, the Feast of Fools, a burlesque religious festival, was celebrated on or near New Year’s Day. In many places a Lord of Misrule, or a Boy-Bishop, or an Ass, ruled over the revels. We take the opportunity to share my not-unrelated Now This video, published just a couple days ago, which has now been viewed by nearly a quarter million people through various platforms. Trump as Clown as Murdering Marauder. Happy New Year!
For related posts, see this piece I wrote for the New York Theatre Review in 2010, as well as my Keynote Address at the 2017 Congress of Curious Peoples.